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Defining moment

Updated: June 23, 2010, 6:52 PM ET
By David Hirshey | Special to ESPN.com

It was never in doubt. Except for the first 90 minutes.

But did anyone really believe the U.S. couldn't beat a team that started two guys with platinum blond hair? Or that it was going to let another hallucinating referee steal a second victory, especially with The Comeback Kid himself, Bill Clinton, watching from the stands? Or that Landon Donovan, who was as quiet as a golf announcer in the second half, wouldn't finally break through and send one screaming into the back of the ...

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